The past few days, I’ve been watching the World Cup as often as I can. I may have even contemplated taking off work to watch some games. I saw part of the Mexico vs. South Africa game. I watched the entire USA vs. England game (and could not have been happier with the outcome. Seriously). I loved watching the South African team do their victory dance. I loved watching the British team celebrate their goal. I loved watching each team enter the stadium and sing along to their national anthem. I love reading the tweets about the World Cup where people from all over root for their home team- no matter where they are. It almost seems like the World Cup is getting more coverage than the Olympics.
And I love it!
Watching the World Cup has exponentially increased my excitement to go to South Africa this summer. Learning more about the country, the history, the culture sets my heart ablaze because I know I will be entering all of that to serve with Thrive Africa. I know I will be working to make an impact in South Africa. I know God is using Thrive Africa in HUGE ways in South Africa. I am humbled to be a part of it. And sitting in front of the TV watching the World Cup reminds me of the power of God, the plans He has for me, and His heart for all people.